Category: World of Business

Why Organizations Fail to Change

Generations of Books, MBA's and Consultants have attempted to explain how changes fail within an organization. Here are some concrete signs that your change is destined for failure...and tips to prevent it.

When No Good Deed Goes Unpunished

Process Improvement is a professed goal of all companies, and yet it is often greeted with hostility. How can you keep your sanity when you are the change agent?

An Employee’s Guide to Surviving Poor Leadership

Leadership advice is available everywhere, because poor leadership is everywhere. How do employees trapped under poor leadership survive? Here are some tips to help you cope and improve your situation.

Ask a Stupid Question!

Friday is Ask A Stupid Question Day, so let's celebrate by asking questions!

A Pro’s Tips for Surviving a Conference

Conferences are always fun, and exhausting. That goes double when you are a presenter. Here are some tips to help you survive!

Two Tales of Modern Employment

Two different articles this week, from two very different news sources, highlighted a single truth for employees in the modern workforce: We are all being forced to become Risk Managers as more risk is forced upon us. Here are two ideas for reaching a more equitable middle ground.

Data Isn’t Everything

Not everything that is important can be quantified and measured. But not everything can be identified based on the human instinct side either. A balance must be struck for the clearest vision and best guidance.

From Public to Proprietary

The ties that bind you when you are working within a Proprietary environment present challenges both to your organization and to your own career management strategy.

Airline Travel Commandments

After some things I experienced on a recent trip to the west coast and inspired by a recent episode of the Speaking In Tech podcast, I feel like some of us could use a travel etiquette refresher.

How a BA Makes a Great BA

The modern business analyst must be a master of people, processes and technology. Someone with a BA degree and/or a background in liberal arts is particularly well suited to this kind of challenge.

Don’t Just Represent…Be Aspirationally Representative

Almost any scandal in the business world involves poor oversight from a Board of Directors. For profits should take a page from the non-profit playbook to avoid them.

The Disturbing Implications of Shareholders as Business Conscience

When Shareholders are the last line of defense against bad business behavior, something is profoundly wrong.

Keeping Employees with Lean Budgets

When budgets get tight, it is very easy to make penny wise, pound foolish mistakes with employees. Handling the situation strategically can help you turn the situation around and keep your employees.

Great Reads – Are There Any Good Jobs Left?

Bringing jobs back is one of the current refrains that can be heard from the current occupant of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. He is referring to the jobs that used to support a middle-class way of life in the US; jobs which required a high school diploma, maybe some technical training, and that one job could ...

Your Younger Employees are Frustrated: Here Is Why

Clearly young people are frustrated, and it's not limited to politics. Younger employees who are in the workforce are also frustrated at the biases they face at the office.